Face Mask – How to Make Your Own

— Written By J. Scott Enroughty
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Face mask

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people voluntarily wear cloth face coverings in public, in places where the risk transmitting coronavirus from person to person is higher. Although they may not be able to block out every particle, they can help in some circumstances.

Remember that there’s no strong evidence that homemade masks and face coverings can keep you from acquiring the coronavirus, but it’s been indicated that there are potential benefits to wearing something on your face when you leave the house.

It’s important to remember that homemade and hand-sewn face masks should be used in combination with appropriate social distancing out in public, on walks, and in stores, and that thorough hand-washing is still the most advocated medical advice for healthy people to avoid acquiring the virus.

A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Sandy Hall, Nash County County Extension Director & 4-H Agent and Mrs. Jane Tyson, Sew What? 4-H Club Leader for sharing. 

A DIY video made by Sydney Loflin, Davidson County 4-H’er. Thank you Sydney for sharing!

StarNews Online article: How to make your own face mask to help stop the coronavirus spread”

Need Fabric and Supplies 
Joann Fabric stores have been providing supplies to help make masks.
Contact your local Joann Fabric store at (910) 799-9377
352 S College Rd Ste 24, Wilmington, NC 28403


Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove
5725 Carolina Beach Road | Wilmington, NC 28412
Contact: Marcus Faison (704) 792-1455
Need: Surgical style or Our Own Pattern
Delivery: Drop off or mail to address above
If you are local, please call and make arrangements to drop off your masks at the facility door.

Azalea Health & Rehab
3800 Independence Blvd | Wilmington, NC 28412
Contact: Kathleen Stierwalt (910) 392-3110
Need: Surgical style or Our Own Pattern
Delivery: Drop off or mail to address above
If you are local, please call and make arrangements to drop off your masks at the facility door.

Davis Health Care Center
1011 Porters Neck Road | Wilmington, NC 28411
Needs: Surgical style mask
Delivery: Mailed to the address shown above
Quantity needed: 150

Thank you for your help with providing masks to our first responders, medical staff, and our community!

Contact J. Scott Enroughty, New Hanover County 4-H Agent at scott_enroughty@ncsu.edu for any additional assistance or questions.